The Oklahoma Highway Patrol announces applications are currently open for the 68th Academy, which will only be open to troopers and highway patrolmen from other states. This will be the first ever academy of this kind for OHP and came about after numerous conversations with troopers in other states interested in moving to Oklahoma, partly because of the community support for law enforcement in the state.
“As the Commissioner of Public Safety, I have a responsibility to make every effort to bring good quality members into the ranks of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol,” said DPS Commissioner John Scully. “DPS is excited about offering Trooper positions to Troopers who have already proven themselves in other states.”
“The current climate necessitates creativity in recruiting,” said OHP Chief Colonel Brent Sugg. “Oklahoma is a great place to work in law enforcement because we enjoy the support of the communities we serve. If law enforcement in other parts of the country are thinking about moving here, we hope they’ll consider the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.”
The academy will begin March 23, 2022 and applications are being accepted through September 10, 2021. The academy will last eight (8) weeks with a graduation date of May 18, 2022.
Applicants must be a current trooper off probation with a minimum of one year as a commissioned/certified State Trooper or Highway Patrolman. All other qualifications for age, education and physical fitness must be met per Oklahoma Statute. Field training after the academy will last eight (8) weeks and salaries will be based on years of service as a State Trooper or Highway Patrolman.
For more information or to apply, visit jointheohp.com.